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Saturday September 18, 2021 - Friday October 1, 2021
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Grab & Go Craft: Picture Frame
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Drop in anytime during the next two weeks to pick up supplies to make a picture frame craft at home.  Check our Facebook page (@waterfordpubliclibrary) for a step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your craft.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services  860-444-5805 Ext. 3  
LOCATION: Children's Room
Thursday September 23, 2021
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ONLINE AARP Road to Livability
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This interactive presentation offers you the opportunity to examine "What you Have" vs. "What you Need" when it comes to your HOME, CAR and COMMUNITY.  Geared toward the whole family, participants will gain an understanding of the tools and resources available to live independently and safely, no matter what your age or stage of life.  This is a zoom event.  Please click here to register. 

This is presented by AARP Connecticut Community Outreach.

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Zoom Video Conference
Friday September 24, 2021
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Daytime Book Discussion Group
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Little Man, Little Man: a story of childhood by James Baldwin (1976)  Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a “Little Man”     with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin’s only children’s book, Little Man, Little Man celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood.  Multiple copies of this title are available in the library for check out.

Our facilitator for this discussion is Mariette Ogg. 

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THIS DISCUSSION.

 

Please note that programs may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Please contact the library for the latest information.

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Saturday September 25, 2021
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Katie's Sample
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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CONTACT:  Jill Adams  860.444.5805 x 2  jadams@waterfordct.org
There are 8 spaces available.
Monday September 27, 2021
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Monday Night Movies: Percy vs. Goliath
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

 

Percy vs. Goliath (Rated PG13; 1 hr. 39 min.; 2020)   A Canadian farmer takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops.  Starring Christopher Walken.

Space is limited to 30 therefore registration is required.  Please pick up your movie ticket after registration or at the information desk before entering the meeting room.

 

Masks and social distancing are required when in the meeting room. 

Please note that films may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.  Please contact the library for the latest information.

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Outdoor Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Welcoming all 3 to 5 year olds and their caregivers to participate in an interactive storytime with a craft! 

CONTACT:  Children's Services  860-444-5805 ext. 3  
LOCATION: Outside
 
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National Voter Registration Day
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Tuesday, September 28 is National Voter Registration Day!  National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2. Don't lose your oppportunity to participate! Make sure that you are registered to vote at your current address.

Waterford Public Library will have staff available to help you confirm your current voter registration status and assist with online or paper voter registration.

CONTACT:  Christine Johnson  860-444-5805  cjohnson@waterfordct.org
 
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ONLINE Orchids: different, not difficult
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This talk introduces the fascinating world of orchids: their natural history, types, beauty, and care. Varieties most suitable for the indoor garden will be discussed, with an emphasis on making this wonderful group of plants less mystifying and intimidating to grow. The presentation will end with a repotting demonstration.

This is a zoom virtual event.  Please click here to register.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Our speaker is Tim Wachtmann from Plantscapes of New England (www.PlantscapesNE.com).

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Zoom Video Conference
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Drive Thru COVID Testing
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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In partnership with Ledge Light Health District, the library is hosting weekly drive thru COVID testing in our parking lot. For more details, please visit https://llhd.org/coronavirus-covid-19-situation/covid-19-testing/

CONTACT:  Jennifer Muggeo  860.448.4882  jmuggeo@llhd.org
LOCATION: back parking lot
 
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Outdoor Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Welcoming children 18-36 months and their caregivers to participate in songs, fingerplays, bounces and more!

CONTACT:  Children's Services  860-444-5805 ext. 3  
LOCATION: Outside
 
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Outdoor Teen Mindful Super Slime Lab
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Using Mindfulness as a tool, participants investigate the science of chemistry while creating three different kinds of SLIME!

Registration required for teens between the ages of 12-18 years old by clicking on the link below.  Rain date: Wednesday, October 6th.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  860-444-5805 Ext. 3  
LOCATION: Outside
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday October 2, 2021
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ONLINE Introduction to FamilySearch: a genealogy workshop
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Designed to introduce an audience to a valuable – and free! – resource, this program introduces attendees to the workings of the website FamilySearch.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation. 

This is a virtual event.  Please click here to register in advance.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Our speaker is Bryna O'Sullivan of Charter Oak Genealogy.  

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Zoom Video Conference
Monday October 4, 2021
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Monday Night at the Movies: The Way Back
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

 

The Way Back (R Rating; 1 hr. 48 min.; 2020)  Jack Cunningham was a high school basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future.  Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption. 

Space is limited to 30 individuals therefore registration is required. 

Masks and social distancing are required when in the meeting room. 

Please note that the films may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.  Please contact the library for the latest information.

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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ONLINE One Book, One Region Author Event
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Save the Date!  Tuesday, October 5th, 2021. 

As part of the One Book, One Region initiative of New London County,

author Charles Yu will participate in a live event to discuss his work.  Details to come!

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: other
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Drive Thru COVID Testing
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ledge Light Flyer

 

 

In partnership with Ledge Light Health District, the library is hosting weekly drive thru COVID testing in our parking lot. For more details, please visit https://llhd.org/coronavirus-covid-19-situation/covid-19-testing/

CONTACT:  Jennifer Muggeo  860.448.4882  jmuggeo@llhd.org
LOCATION: back parking lot
Monday October 11, 2021
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COLUMBUS DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Guest Author: Greg Gilmartin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We welcome back local author Greg Gilmartin.  His newest title is Can't Sail in Jail!  Every legend begins with a little lie. But, you need a little truth to make it fly. This cast of characters will charm you, offend you, make you laugh and make you cry. Each seeks the Dream, taking different paths to avoid the inevitable nightmare. What could go wrong? It’s okay to fail, but the final truth…Can’t Sail In Jail!

This is a zoom event.  Please click here to register in advance.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Greg Gilmartin is a writer, television producer, director and videographer born in the shadow of the parachute jump at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY. He currently enjoys the waters in the Mystic area.

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Zoom Video Conference
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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ONLINE - 5 Things You Need to Know to Retire With Confidence
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

         This program provides an overview of Social Security retirement benefits and successfully navigating the complexities of retiring.  You will learn: 

  • The difference between saving for retirement and distributing for retirement
  • The advantage of an individual retirement account for income planning
  • How to super charge your ROTH IRA
  • How do get BIG tax saving on company stock
  • New For 2021 how massive US and international government debt could disrupt your retirement and its success

This is a virtual event.  Please click here to register in advance.  

The AAA Retire program was established in 2003 as a non-affiliated member benefit exclusively for AAA Members.  Since then it has been adopted as a benefit for community libraries, adult education facilities, and Senior Centers.  Our speaker is Jeff Bauer, Lead Advisor, AAA Retire.

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Zoom Video Conference
Saturday October 16, 2021
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The Original Waterford Community Band: a concert
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

We welcome back The Original Waterford Community Band for one more outdoor performance!   Join us on the side lawn!

Rain date is Sunday, October 24th at 2 p.m.

Founded in 1980, The Waterford Community Band is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the American tradition of quality concert band music in our community. The Band performs year round in the Town of Waterford and surrounding communities.  Members include students, amateur musicians, music educators, and professional musicians.

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: outside on side lawn
Monday October 18, 2021
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ONLINE Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mistborn: the final empire (2006)  by Brandon Sanderson.  For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison. Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.  Multiple copies of this title are available for check out in the library.

This is a virtual event.  Please click here to register.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

Pam Bedore, associate professor of english UConn at Avery Point leads this discussion group.

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Zoom Video Conference
Tuesday October 19, 2021
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ONLINE Brain Candy: the healing power of havening techniques
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Be kind to your mind during this thought provoking and engaging conversation about Havening Techniques.  If you're ready to invest in your emotional health and healing and thrive, you've come to the right place.  By using Havening Techniques®, a neuroscience based approach using the Havening Touch®, the three pillar process is to retrainrestore and revive you to your resilient self and get you out of your own head!  Havening is used as a therapeutic soothing tool. 

This is a zoom event.  Please click here to register in advance.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hilary Russo is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach & Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner.

Thanks to Groton Public Library for co-sponsoring this event!

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Online
Friday October 22, 2021
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Daytime Book Discussion Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah tells a uniquely American story in powerful, evocative prose.  Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter―radicalized by the online alt-right―attacks the school.  

Multiple copies of this title are available for checkout in the library.

Our facilitator is Lynn Rogers, professor of english, UConn.

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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ONLINE The Discovery of a Masterpiece
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Our speaker tells the story of her journey to authenticate a marble bust of Napoleon sculpted by Auguste Rodin, which had been sitting in a New Jersey town hall for almost 80 years.   She recounts the story of being hired straight out of college for a part-time art cataloging project and how it morphed into a search for this mysterious piece’s provenance, eventually culminating in its authentication by the world’s leading Rodin expert. 

This is a virtual event.  Please click here to register in advance.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Our speaker is Mallory Mortillaro.  She serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ.

 

Thank you to the Groton Public Library, Noank & Mystic Library

and Bill Memorial Library for co-sponsoring this event!

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Zoom Video Conference
Wednesday October 27, 2021
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ONLINE Write Night: a writing group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

A writing group that meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  A night of discussion on the creative art of writing and a space for inspiration, creativity and growth.  Bring your ideas, journals, works in progress and a desire to express yourself through the written word. 

This is a Zoom event.  Please click here to register.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Gwen Mariani, author of The Growing Tree, facilitates this group.

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x 2  
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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ONLINE Secret London: a travel lecture
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

“He who is tired of London is tired of life itself” said Dr. Johnson in 1777. This of course suggests that there is a myriad of attractions and events for the visitor to London to see. But most visitors only see the more famous Tower of London, royal palaces, royal parks, and the world-class museums. On this tour we will look at twenty historic places and attractions that most visitors to London are not only unaware of but also whose location is unknown. From Roman London, through Chaucer’s taverns, to the haunts of Jack the Ripper, come with us for an hour of mystery, surprise and discovery in Secret London!

This is a zoom event.  Please click here to register in advance.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We welcome back Dr. Richard Benfield, Professor Emeritus of Geography, Central Connecticut State University.

 

CONTACT:  Information Desk  860-444-5805, x2  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Bi-monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meeting is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Christine M Johnson  860-444-5869  cjohnson@waterfordct.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday November 11, 2021
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VETERAN'S DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Thursday November 25, 2021
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THANKSGIVING DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Friday December 24, 2021
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CHRISTMAS EVE - LIBRARY CLOSED
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Saturday December 25, 2021
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CHRISTMAS DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Friday December 31, 2021
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NEW YEAR'S EVE- LIBRARY CLOSED
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Saturday January 1, 2022
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NEW YEAR'S DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Tuesday January 11, 2022
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Bi-monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meeting is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Christine M Johnson  860-444-5869  cjohnson@waterfordct.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Monday January 17, 2022
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Library Closed
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Monday February 21, 2022
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PRESIDENT'S DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Tuesday March 8, 2022
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Bi-monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meeting is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Christine M Johnson  860-444-5869  cjohnson@waterfordct.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday April 15, 2022
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GOOD FRIDAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Sunday April 17, 2022
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EASTER
LOCATION: other
Tuesday May 10, 2022
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Bi-monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meeting is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Christine M Johnson  860-444-5869  cjohnson@waterfordct.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Monday May 30, 2022
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MEMORIAL DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Monday July 4, 2022
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JULY 4TH - LIBRARY IS CLOSED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: other
Tuesday July 12, 2022
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Bi-monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meeting is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Christine M Johnson  860-444-5869  cjohnson@waterfordct.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Monday September 5, 2022
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LABOR DAY - LIBRARY IS CLOSED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: other

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